A published Attic Black-figure Lekythos, attributed to the manner of the Haimon Painter ca. 500 - 480 BCE
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Slender body, chimney mouth, foot in two degrees, strap handle, double row of rays on the shoulder, a net pattern above figures. Against a background of vines, old King Pelias and one of his daughters witness the witch Medea, seated at right, turning a ram into a lamb by first cutting it up and boiling it in a kettle laced with a magic potion. Tricked, the king’s daughters killed him when they cut him up and boiled him in an attempt to rejuvenate him. The women originally had white faces and flesh, the king a white or red beard.
Artist: Attributed to the manner of the Haimon Painter
Culture: Attic, Greece
Dimensions: H x W x D: 10 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches
Published: Beazley, (1956) 551.330; Beazley, (1971) 270; Carpenter et al. (1989) 135; BAPD 331424; Meyer (1980) pp. 7, f. 11.; Collin, #171, p.24.; Original Clark Catalog., #171, p. 249, part 2.; CGA (1928) p. 123, #2673; CGA (1932), p. 117, #2673.; LIMC (1994) pp. 275, n. 16c. (http://ark.dasch.swiss/ark:/72163/080e-741a0c470234e-8 #8359).
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1978). The William A. Clark Collection: An exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the installation of the Clark Collection at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., April 26-July 16, 1978. Washington: The Gallery, fig 16., p.24 (shown).
Exhibited: "The William A. Clark Collection," Corcoran Gallery of Art, April 26-July 16, 1978.
Condition: Base of vase intact, neck and handle broken and professionally repaired by museum conservator with fill and light overpainting, misfired red in places.
Provenance: Raphaël Collin (1850 –1916) France, Senator William A. Clark (1839 - 1925) private Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, (1926 - 2014), American University Museum (2014 - 2021). This piece is accompanied by paperwork assembled by the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
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